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13 Best New York Suburbs

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We all love New York; there’s no secret to that. But sometimes it can get too much with all the noise, busy lifestyle, and hustle. If you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life but still be within easy reach of New York City, check out our list of top picks. Roadway Moving prepared a great selection of quiet suburbs that are sure to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for an urban, modern feel or a nice green family neighborhood.

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A loving couple in New York City in front of a Roadway truck

So take a look and see what strikes your fancy – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

1. Bronxville

Bronxville is a small village located in the northwest part of The Bronx. It has a population of 2,303 people within a land area of 3.3 square miles. The average household size is 3.2 persons, and the average income per household is a little over $100,000 annually.
It offers excellent schools, safe neighborhoods with low crime rates, and proximity to Manhattan (30 minutes by train). Also, it’s one of the best places in New York for families with kids, with plenty of parks, sports fields, libraries, and recreation centers.

Bronxville
The Bronx, NYC – East 138th Street, the main commercial street in the up and coming neighborhood of Mott Haven

2. Greenwich

Greenwich is a southern Connecticut town located on the Long Island Sound. It is bordered by two rivers and has many historic homes and mansions. The cost of living here is significantly lower than that of New York City (a little cheaper than the rest of New York state). This makes it an ideal place to purchase a home or invest in real estate.
So if you’re looking for a more affordable option but want to maintain the quality of life, this is the place for you! The town also offers many activities and events, including an annual art show, book sale, and fair, summer concerts in the park, and weekly yoga classes at the local gym. There’s even an independent movie theater that shows first-run films!

3. Hoboken

Hoboken, NJ is a great suburb just across the river from Manhattan, with easy access via public transportation. It’s also a very affordable option for those looking to get into New York City real estate market without breaking the bank. The cost of living in this area is pretty low compared to other parts of NY state and NYC – you can get a lovely 3-bedroom house here for around $600k, which is quite reasonable considering how close it is to the city. If you’re an artist or young professional looking for a place to get your creative juices flowing, this is the perfect place for you. There are many German galleries in Hoboken, and it’s also home to many artists who came from New York City – so expect some fantastic events here! There are plenty of things to do: hiking, kayaking, fishing, and shopping.

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New York at dusk. Skyline from Hoboken

4. Weehawken

Weehawken is a town in New Jersey just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. It offers excellent views of Midtown and downtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center. It’s also close to George Washington Bridge, making it easy to get into NYC. Weehawken is a beautiful little town with an old-fashioned feel to it. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops along Newark Avenue offer great dining or shopping options. Weehawken is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a quiet place to raise your family. It’s close enough to the city to enjoy all of its offerings when you want to but far enough away that it offers peace during off-peak hours.

5. Montclair

Montclair is a charming suburb with a population of 37,676 (2018). It is located in the Watchung Mountains and has a strong sense of history, as it was first established in 1766. Montclair is known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and fantastic art scene. It’s a great place to live, work, and play. Here you will find unique shops, boutiques, and fine restaurants offering delicious cuisine from around the world. Whether you’re looking for a new outfit, a dining experience, or just a change of scenery, this is the place to be.

Montclair family house
Family home encircled by vegetation, Montclair, NY

6. New Canaan

New Canaan is a charming little town of 23,000 people located just north of New York City. Its easy access to Manhattan makes it an excellent choice for commuters, but it also has an old-fashioned feel with wide streets and friendly neighbors that make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The cost of living in New Canaan is very reasonable compared to other towns nearby, and the public schools are known for their excellence.

7. Kent

If you’re looking for something more rural, then Kent is the town for you. Located just south of New York City, Kent is a small town with a population of only 8,000 people. Still, it has all the necessary amenities, including excellent shopping at the Roosevelt Field Mall and restaurants galore. It’s also home to the Garden Center, which offers a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and other cultural events. This allows you to experience something new every time you visit and makes the center an excellent destination for people of all interests.

8. Farmingdale

Farmingdale is a suburban community in Nassau County, New York. It is also an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) with a population of 21,073 as of the 2010 census. It’s a peaceful, close-knit community with many amenities, such as movie theaters, restaurants, shops, and good public schools. The people in the community are friendly and welcoming, and there is always something to do. It’s a great place to raise a family. Midtown is situated approximately 37 miles from Manhattan. Residents can commute into Midtown in under an hour by driving along the Long Island Expressway or taking the Ronkonkoma Branch train of the LIRR.

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Aerial view over Nassau County on Long Island New York

9. Darien

With just over 3,000 people, it is one of the smallest incorporated municipalities in New York State. Darien has many attractive features, including its wide array of shops and restaurants along Main Street (including several antique stores) and an award-winning library that offers patrons free wireless Internet access. Several parks, including the Crooked Lake Park and Crooked Lake Campground, provide recreational activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.

10. Tarrytown

Tarrytown is a cute little town located north of New York City in Westchester. It has a very small-town feel with many historic buildings and homes, some even dating back to the late 1700s. With only 21,000 residents, you won’t have trouble finding parking or meeting new people. Tarrytown has several parks and recreation areas, including Croton Lake Park and Knollwood Country Club Golf Course. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway from city life, this is the place for you.

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View of the historic Tarrytown Music Hall

11. Ridgewood

Ridgewood is a lovely little suburb of New York that sits about two miles north of Bushwick, Brooklyn. It has a population of just under 30,000 people (as of 2010) and offers a wide variety of housing options, including modern apartments, townhouses, duplexes, and single-family homes. There’s a wide variety of shops and services in the area, including a CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks Coffee Store, Trader Joe’s Market, Aldi Foods, and many more. The schools here are highly rated – they include the Christopher Columbus High School and the Stuyvesant Town Elementary School, among others.

12. Stamford

Stamford is about 35 miles from New York City and has a population of around 125,000. This town is known for its excellent schools, low crime rate, and friendly neighbors, making it an ideal place to raise a family. The Stamford International Film Festival is a fantastic event for film lovers that takes place every year in March at the Palace Theatre. There are many different films shown at the festival, and it’s a great way to experience different cultures worldwide.

13. Manhasset

Manhasset is a beautiful town in the Long Island Sound area of Nassau County. It offers excellent schools, a low cost of living, and is close to major highways and shopping centers. The town is also home to various businesses and cultural attractions, making it a great place to live and work. In addition, there are also many restaurants with delicious food. This stretch of the avenue is sometimes known as “Restaurant Row” because of the concentration of eateries. Whether looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, you can find something to your taste on Manhasset Avenue.

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